U.S. Programs

NYC

ASTEP on STAGE!

Through partnerships with schools and community organizations, ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists lead 1-2 hour workshops and, depending on need, range from weekly, ongoing classes to quarterly “fun days”. ASTEP on STAGE! serves as a bridge between artists with time to share their passion and youth with limited or no access to the arts. This program currently serves youth affected by the justice system, incarceration, gun violence, homelessness, immigration status, systemic poverty, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more!

ASTEP Arts at Refugee Youth Summer Academy

A team of 16-18 ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists lead the creative arts classes at the International Rescue Committee’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy, which supports the personal growth, cultural adjustment, and education of children who have recently arrived in New York City as refugees, asylees, and unaccompanied minors. This program helps students successfully transition into the US school system while also introducing them to the magic of the arts. Learn more!

SOUTH FLORIDA

Art-in-Action

ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists support Art-in-Action, a four-week arts empowerment summer camp that enables south Miami-Dade youth to build on their potential and become leaders in their community. ASTEP partners with enFAMILIA, a community organization that builds healthy family relationships among the immigrant, migrant, and farm worker communities of south Florida.  Learn more!

ARKANSAS

ASTEP Arts at the Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County, AR

A team of ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists visits the Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County, AR in rolling placements over the course of 5 weeks in the summer to bring arts programs to young people ages 5-14 in the Mississippi Delta region. Learn more!